14:43 02 Jun 2022

Ireland's Senate adopts a resolution recognizing russian army's crimes in Ukraine as genocide

The Senate of Ireland has adopted a resolution recognizing russia's war crimes as genocide of the Ukrainian people

The Speaker of the Upper House of the Irish Parliament, Mark Daly, announced this on Twitter.

"'….. the illegal invasion of Ukraine by the Russian Federation is an Act of Genocide.' Senate of Ireland passed a resolution on Genocide by Russia in Ukraine," he wrote.

The text of the document also calls for prosecuting russian political leaders for russia's crimes in Ukraine, strengthening sanctions against russia, and continuing to work on stopping the import of russian energy, which finances putin's military machine against the Ukrainian people and territories of Ukraine.

As Ukrinform reported, on April 14, the Ukrainian parliament, Verkhovna Rada, adopted a statement "On the Russian Federation's Genocide in Ukraine."

363 people's deputies voted for the relevant resolution № 7276.

"… The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine with this statement:

  • Recognizes the actions committed by the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation and its political and military leadership during the last phase of the Russian Federation's armed aggression against Ukraine, which began on February 24, 2022, as genocide of the Ukrainian people.
  • Appeals to the United Nations, the European Parliament, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, governments, and foreign parliaments to recognize the Russian Federation's genocide of the Ukrainian people and crimes against humanity and war in Ukraine," the document said.

Countries whose parliaments have recognized russia's crimes as genocide of the Ukrainian people: Estonia, Latvia, Canada, Poland, Lithuania, and the Czech Republic.

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